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Pre-Veterinary Medicine Students – Volunteer Opportunity at Creepy Critter Encounters, 10/27

Message from the new Volunteer Coordinator for Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for our annual Fall event, Creepy Critter Encounters.  On October 27th, our visitor center will be as full as a trick-or-treat bag with critters, a storyteller, and crafts. The trail around the center will become a meet-the-refuge-creatures hike.

Volunteers at Creepy Critter Encounters have the opportunity to help with set-up and clean-up, be a greeter at the welcome table, be a craft table attendant, host an activity station, photograph the event, or wear the mascot costume of the blue goose.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate a fun holiday with a wildlife twist and give back to the community.  Volunteers will receive an orientation to their station and do NOT have to be experts.  Costumes are welcome!

Please note – volunteers must preregister themselves with us and be at least 16 years old in order to participate. Preregistering can be done here. Please see Event at a Glance section, which includes all the relevant information for the event, including how to contact us. Please share this opportunity with teachers, students, and anybody who might be interested in participating.

Thank you for your time!  Please contact me if you would like to be removed from our volunteer list or if you would like to discuss additional volunteer opportunities.


Saskia van Adrichem

Event at a Glance

When: 3:00-6:00pm, Saturday, October 27th
Volunteers needed 1:30-6:30pm
Where: Visitor Center @ Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge

It’s that time of year again. The nights are cooler and the mornings crisper, the great-horned owls
are hooting—and Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge is gearing up for Creepy Critter Encounters!

Creepy Critter Encounters is a free, spooky event guaranteed to get you in the Halloween spirit.
Kids and families can get outside for a hike to learn more about the creatures that live on the refuge! Last year over 400 people came, many in costume, for a thrilling hike, crafts, creepy critter stories, and to howl for coyotes and hoot for owls.

An event like this takes a variety of volunteers to make it a success. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to celebrate a fun holiday with a wildlife twist and give something back to the community. Must be 16 to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form or contact us with questions.

Volunteers must register by October 15th, but sign up early because this is a popular event!